Help please--mini blinds replacement parts.
We have 17 sets of mini blinds, 1" aluminum. The blinds themselves are still in great shape, but after twenty years, the plastic end caps on the bottom rails are literally falling to pieces. We have found a source (after exhaustive search) for a replacement but at $1 each or more plus a minimum of $12 shipping (no kidding--for 34 little one inch pieces of plastic!). So the minimum cost to replace these caps would be $46. So I am wondering...have any of you any suggestions as to what we might do instead of purchasing more plastic that will inevitably fail? I glued a little piece of felt to one blind and it works ok--not pretty but at least it keeps the metal end from marking up the white window surround. Any one have other ideas? Would sure appreciate your ideas/experience with this issue. Thank you.